tantalum wrote:looking for $1.8 likely means settling for $1.6. I'd do it and figure out how to fit him in. Not sure the assets needed to acquire him though (if cap dump type reasons likely a pretty good prospect or pick). Such an acquisition would give the canucks two 22 year old power forward wingers. That's a good thing.
Hansen is the type of guy you keep and certainly this year. Effective player who is clearly underpaid.
Clifford? Sure I'd take him. Big, tough, mean, young - makes sense to me and sounds like the type of guy Gillis wants to go after. LA has zero cap space so they would need picks and/or prospects in return. I'm guessing Gillis is all over him but doubt
Lombardi trades within the division.
Brule? Sure, why not? Zero risk, let him come to camp and see if he has anything. He's a talented kid, just needs to get his head screwed on straight and maybe by now he has.
On Hansen, I really like his game but he's definitely expendable if the right deal comes along. He's about to get expensive and should only be kept if it helps the team. If he can be replaced for less dollars or a piece that fits the mould then you do it.